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Title: Educational Computers EDUC 4464


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Educational Computers(EDUC 4464)
  • Class 3
  • Week of October 25th

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Menu
  • Quizlab Errors
  • Potential Errors Communication
  • Quiz 2
  • MarkBook Software
  • Setup your class
  • Enter data
  • Create a webpage of your class marks
  • Student Website
  • URL address REDIRECT
  • Updating your website (resume,
  • Uploading to the Nipissing Server

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Login on to Quizlab www.quizlab.com
  • Click on STUDENT PARENT LOGIN
  • Select SINGLE CLASS option
  • Enter your Section Classword
  • COS your section (e.g., COS7)
  • Enter your assigned password
  • - 6 characters
  • 1st two letters of your last name
  • 1st two letter of your first name
  • 1st two numbers from your student I.D. excluding
    any leading ZEROs
  • Sample student Ken Waller I.D. 0012345
  • e.g., wake12

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Quiz Content
  • Each quiz will be based on three components
  • Software covered in class (e.g., Markbook)
  • Two assigned readings that are contained on the
    Resource CD in PDF format
  • There are 30 questions
  • Questions are presented in clusters of 5
  • After each set, click on submit and results will
    appear
  • Another set of 5 will then be presented

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Quiz Questions
  • Proceed to Current Assignments and the Quiz will
    be found (e.g., Quiz 2, etc.).

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Quizlab Advice
  • Download the off-line version of the quiz from
    the course website
  • www.nipissingu.ca/education/kenw
  • Complete the questions
  • Log into the Quiz lab and transfer your answers
  • Note the questions will be in a different order!

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Quizlab Advice (part 2)
  • Ensure that you have a stable internet connection
  • If your connection fails (disconnects), you will
    be bumped out of the quizlab
  • Remain calm
  • E-mail Professor Waller and explain your
    situation he will reset your account password.

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Potential Errors Communication
  • If the quizlab marks one of your questions
    incorrectly (technical error), remain calm and
    e-mail Professor Waller to report your situation
    your score will be corrected accordingly

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Student Website
  • Each student has been allotted space on the
    Nipissing University server to host their
    potential website
  • URL address for your website is
  • i.nipissingu.ca/your Nipissing e-mail account
  • e.g., i.nipissingu.ca/w0012345

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Markbookwww.markbook.com
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Webpage Advice
  • You may wish to use your webspace to host a
    website designed to promote / profile yourself as
    an educator
  • Several potential employers will have the
    opportunity to peruse your website in order to
    familiarize themselves with your background
  • You do NOT have to upload your webpage onto the
    internet it is an option

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Cost
  • Single user 24.95   
  • - new version every school year
  • - PDA version (CNX) is 17.95
  • Site License 369.95   

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Mr. Rob Hedges
  • Asylum Software CEO
  • At Nipissing University in 2005
  • Advanced features workshop

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Webpage Assessment
  • Your webpage is NOT assessed by Professor Waller
    (formally) he will give you advice /or feedback
    if you seek such
  • Your Methods professor will peruse your teacher
    portfolio towards the end of your course
  • Your website should be a component of this
    portfolio

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Getting Started
  • Class lists are often provided to the classroom
    teacher by the school administration
  • In spreadsheet format (e.g., MS Excel)
  • Download our generic class list from the course
    website
  • www.nipissingu.ca/education/kenw

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Click on NEW CLASS
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Enter Class Code (e.g., Generic)
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Fill in Teacher Information
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Import Students from CSV file
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Open an Import File
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Assign Data Labels from Available Fields (e.g.,
Last Name, Gender, etc.)
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IMPORT !!!
  • Click on Import and students will be brought into
    Markbook (a great time saver!)
  • Check on students for correct data (e.g.,
    spelling, gender)

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Create a Mark Set
  • Each school administration will advocate their
    system (e.g., tests, assignments, final exam OR
    Knowledge / Understanding, Communication,
    Thinking Inquiry, etc.)
  • For this example
  • Final Exam 30
  • Assignments 20
  • Projects 20
  • Unit Tests 30

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Entering Assessment
  • Select New Entry
  • Title the activity
  • Date the activity
  • Classify it in the proper category
  • Leave weight as 1 unless you have an
    exceptionality to consider
  • Enter raw score out of

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Enter scores and SAVE!!
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Create a Class Report for your Website
  • Click on Class Report

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Select HTML Report
  • Enter the style of reporting (e.g., vs. Levels)
  • Enter any special announcements
  • Click on CREATE the HTML Report
  • Save the file in your website folder with a date
    in the file name

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Website Content Update
  • This is merely a guideline
  • Five pages
  • Homepage (displaying your name and website menu)
  • Resume (Educational Background)
  • Practice Teaching Reports
  • Educational Interests
  • Computer Technology Exemplars

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Webpage Link
  • Open Dreamweaver and load your homepage (index)
  • Create a new page (File---New---Create)
  • Title the page Computer Technology Exemplars
  • Enter the software name Markbook 2004
  • Add a graphic perhaps and a link to their website
  • Link the graphic and/or the text to your Markbook
    Class Report webpage
  • Describe your skill with the software (1 or 2
    lines)

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Link Process (reviewed)
  • Select the Markbook graphic
  • Click on the Dreamcatcher (link tool) at the
    bottom of screen and drag up to the right and
    drop on the Generic webpage
  • Save changes
  • Update your menu on the index page with a link to
    your computer technology page

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Other Webpage Updates
  • Consider loading the October Practice Teaching
    (Ungraded) Report as a practice for your November
    report.
  • Scan the document in as a graphic (JPG grayscale
    300 dpi) or as a PDF document
  • Scanners are in H158 and A230
  • Link your resume into your website
  • Use MS Word to convert your detailed copy into a
    webpage clean up using the Dreamweaver HTML
    Cleanup Tool Link to save a copy of your clean
    resume

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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
  • WHY?
  • - Provincially Licensed in all publically funded
    schools in Ontario
  • - Contemporary Industry Standard software that
    provides a stable environment for students to
    create webpages that can range from very basic to
    very intricate designs

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Getting Started
  • Create a folder for your website in MY DOCUMENTS
    on your laptop (e.g., Kens Website)
  • All of your website files will be saved in this
    folder (e.g., webpage files, graphic files,
    scanned Practice Teaching Reports, etc.)

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Starting with Dreamweaver MX
  • The software is found in the Education Menu
    folder
  • Inside a subfolder called Internet Web
  • Inside a further subfolder called Macromedia
  • Select Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

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Define a Site
  • Dreamweaver wants you to set up your website
    with the software FIRST before adding any
    content!
  • this is done in order to allow the software to
    coordinate any content links and modifications
    that will occur
  • there are several ways to accomplish this the
    following screenshots are merely meant to be a
    guideline

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Click on OK
  • Once you have completed the Define a Site
    setup, click on the OK button and you should see
    your site name displayed on the right hand panel
    (plus any other files / graphics saved in your
    website folder)

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Inserting Content
  • Youre now ready to build your webpages by
    adding content
  • Recall the five page guideline mentioned earlier
  • Homepage
  • Resume page
  • Practice Teaching Report page, etc.

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Create a new page
  • Select the FILE option from the upper left text
    menu and click on NEW
  • Proceed to clicking on CREATE (lower right hand
    side of screen)
  • A new blank webpage is presented

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A few tasks
  • Place your cursor in the Title Box (upper centre
    area of your workspace) and change the UNTITLED
    DOCUMENT name to your name (e.g., Ken Waller)
  • Select the FILE option in the upper left area of
    your text menu and proceed to SAVE AS
  • Save your first file as index (lower case letters)

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A few control features
  • Text placement and control features (e.g., font
    style, size, alignment) are found at the bottom
    of the screen
  • Pressing ENTER will double space your text lines
    ShiftENTER will enforce single spacing
  • Adding colour to your page is found via the
    MODIFY option (upper text menu) and proceeding to
    Page Properties (select the Background box to
    bring up a colour palette)

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Adding a Graphic (image)
  • Ensure that any desired graphics are saved in
    your website folder
  • Select the INSERT option from the upper text menu
    and proceed to Image
  • Select the desired graphic
  • Try to limit your website to either JPG or GIF
    graphic file formats they will tend to be
    appropriate sizes to load quickly when your
    website is accessed by a visitor

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Creating a Link to a Graphic
  • Have your graphic selected (e.g., click on the
    image)
  • Type the full URL address in the Link box below
    (e.g., http//www.nipissingu.ca)
  • Alternate text can be displayed as well be typing
    the desired text in the ALT box below (e.g.,
    Producing the Worlds Best Educators!)

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Save Often, Save Early
  • Save your content work often and early
  • Either via the FILE --- save as option
  • Or the CTRL S keyboard shortcut

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Making a LINK to another page
  • You will want to link your pages so your website
    is interactive
  • Highlight the text in your menu that you wish to
    activate as a link
  • Click on the Dreamcatcher link tool below
  • Drag the link line to the desired page
  • Drop onto the page name (right hand side panel)
  • Re-save all work
  • Preview your page by pressing the F12 key
  • Test out your links

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A Simple Menu
  • A simple menu can be achieved using the INSERT
    TABLE option
  • Indicate your rows and columns
  • Change Percent to Pixels
  • Insert 630 as a Pixel value
  • Invisible menu box (Border 0)
  • Visible menu box (Border 1, 2, 3 or more)

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Spell Check
  • Dont forget to check for spelling errors!
  • Shift F7 keyboard shortcut
  • OR proceed to TEXT menu and select Check Spelling

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Posting your website to the Internet
  • Save all files in your local website folder
  • Log into the Map My Home Directory

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Map My Home Directory
  • Once you are logged on, you should notice an HTML
    folder in your network (BHS) space
  • Copy and paste all of your webpage files
    (including graphics) from your laptop website
    folder (e.g., in MY DOCUMENTS) to your server
    HTML folder

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Checking your website
  • Load your browser (Internet Explorer)
  • Go to your internet web address (URL)
  • Example
  • i.nipissingu.ca/w0012345
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